<p>An Act; to promote economical and safe transportation and trade through inland waters, to bring uniformity in application of law relating to inland waterways and navigation within the country, to provide
Ministry of Water Resources
<p>The Ministry of Water Resources has come up with this draft of the National Water Policy 2012. It proposes setting up of water regulatory authority and says that there should be a provision for adequate water pricing to incentivize recycle and reuse.</p>
The three-member Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal-II, constituted in 2004 headed by Justice Brijesh Kumar gave its judgement on December 30, 2010. KWDT-II freshly assessed the yearly yields in the Krishna and determined the award on the basis of the yearly yield at 65 per cent dependability which was assessed at a total of 2,293 tmcft.
At the time of independence, the boundary line between the two newly created independent countries i.e. Pakistan and India was drawn right across the Indus Basin, leaving Pakistan as the lower riparian.
The act provides for adjudication of disputes relating to waters of inter-state rivers and river valleys.